I want to thank all of you who have donated copies of The Great Gatsby to my needy classroom. It seems counter-intuitive to teach a book like this to students who maybe ought to be reading Toni Morrison. However (transition word), stories like The Great Gatsby reveal so much about our "American Dream," the dark side of it that my upwardly-mobile students might never have thought about.
Gotta go. I'm at school and a student has just come in.